We are so excited to introduce you to this local mom and her company Bumpin Blends for this week’s Community Spotlight. You’re going to want to read this if you are pregnant, post-partum, or just love delicious smoothies!
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Tell us about Bumpin Blends:
“Bumpin Blends is a local subscription smoothie delivery service designed for pregnant women in the Los Angeles area. We create custom smoothie blends for a mom’s pregnancy symptoms and her stage of pregnancy. So, if she subscribes in her first trimester, she might be receiving blends for fatigue, nausea, and mood swings, that are rich in folate and other essential nutrients for the first trimester. As her pregnancy progresses, her blends will automatically adjust to her new symptoms (some examples are leg cramps, labor anxiety, and swollen ankles) and her baby’s new needs (like omega-3s, protein, and iron). We also have a line of Cravings Blends, with healthy Cookie Dough, Thin Mint, PB&J, and Peanut Butter Cup flavors. Every week, seven packets of pre-blended smoothie cubes (each packet making a 12oz smoothie) are delivered to her door, and she gets access to a 24/7 text hotline to reach a dietitian nutritionist with pregnancy nutrition questions. We also have a postpartum gift bundle, with two week’s worth of soups, overnight oats, energy bites, and lactation cookies for a new mama.”
What inspired you to launch this business?
“I had used smoothies throughout my pregnancy as a means to meet my baby’s needs while nurturing my own — getting my nutrients in while including ingredients to soothe my nausea, bring down my swollen ankles, and of course, to satisfy my cookie dough cravings!
As a registered dietitian, even I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of nutritional needs while making a tiny human (folate, and vitamin D, and omega-3s… oh my!) and how challenging it was to squeeze all these nutrients into my day, especially since I really just felt like eating mac n cheese and mint chip ice cream.
One morning, I accidentally spilled a full bag of chia seeds onto my kitchen floor and started sobbing. It was one of many pregnant clumsy moments in the kitchen, including blending a wooden spatula into an acai bowl and staining our countertop with wild blueberries, to name a few. I was officially too pregnant to play in the kitchen, which made me wonder if other mamas out there were feeling that way too.
So, I set out to help other soon-to-be mamas meet their baby’s nutritional needs and nurture their pregnancy symptoms in an easy, fast, and delicious way. No more crying over spilled chia seeds, now there’s Bumpin Blends.”
What is one of your proudest moments?
“Bringing my wonderful, curious, sweet baby girl into the world. She makes me so proud every single day, and – I know this is cliche – but nothing has ever made me feel more like a superhuman than delivering a baby!”
What can one expect when signing up for your delivery service?
“We provide a concierge-level, fully customized experience. Our entire staff will know your name, due date, taste preferences, and dietary restrictions. Your blends will be labeled with the name and date of who blended it for you and they will be hand delivered by a member of our team. We want you to feel taken care of and supported with every single blend. You can also expect that your partner, kids, and other family members will definitely steal your Cookie Dough or Thin Mint blend before you can even get a sip – so hide it well!”
Tell us a little about you:
“I’m Lisa, and I run Bumpin Blends with the help of my husband, Patryk, and our team of moms. Our daughter, Caroline Marie, is now 8 months old and is breaking into the family business as our official taste tester (our blends also make great teething pops!). We are a South Bay family! We moved to the South Bay from Seattle in early 2018 while I was pregnant.”
What do you enjoy doing in the South Bay when you are not working?
“We love going for walks around the neighborhood with our little girl and pup in tow. You can often find us having brunch in Manhattan Beach or on Main Street in El Segundo after a long walk.”
Thank you Lisa for all that you do to help local mamas!
If you are interested in giving her smoothies a try, we have this special offer for our followers!
For 20% off a Bumpin Blends one-time bundle and postpartum bundle, use code: LOCALMAMA